No night is too long

Front Cover
Onyx, Jan 1, 1996 - Fiction - 352 pages
5 Reviews
The author of Anna's Book -- who was hailed as "one of the finest practitioners of her craft in the English-speaking world" by the New York Times Book Review -- has written a relentlessly compelling tale of sexual obsession, mistaken identity, and murder. Tim thought he'd gotten away with it. For months after the murder off the Alaskan coast he'd heard not a word. No policeman at his door asking questions. Nothing. And then the letters began. At first they seemed almost innocuous accounts of historical events. But a common theme emerged quickly. It was particularly germane to Tim, and it related directly to murder. In No Night Is Too Long, Barbara Vine has written a tour de force, rich in characters and setting, a remarkable novel by an internationally celebrated master of her craft. To research the book, the author and her husband embarked on a boat trip from Seattle up the Alaskan coast. The stark beauty of that experience provides No Night Is Too Long with an extraordinarily vivid sense of place. The novel's exploration of sexual identity and guilt represents a departure for Vine. Its resolution -- as always -- is a stunning surprise.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
1
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

A shockingly well written novel. She does this clever thing with the sentence structure so you have long clause comma short clause comma short clause, like the sea coming in on the beach. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

This was incredibly slow to start. I just didn't care about any of the characters or the direction of the storyline. All that N- and P- business....just bizarre. Then we arrived on the boat, and more ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
20
Section 3
40
Copyright

20 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

Ruth Rendell is the recipient of several awards, including three Edgars and four Gold Daggers from the UKa (TM)s Crime Writersa (TM) Association. Simisola, Blood Lines, Keys to the Street, and The Brimstone Wedding (written as Barbara Vine) are available from Brilliance Audio. She lives in England.

Barbara Vine is the author of "The Chimney Sweeper's Boy" (Harmony, 1998), "The Brimstone Wedding" (Harmony, 1995), & "Anna's Book" (Harmony, 1993). She lives in London, England.

Bibliographic information